The effect of sleep onset on the auditory averaged evoked response

Edward M. Ornitz, Edward R. Ritvo, Everett M. Carr, Steven La Franchi, Richard D. Walter

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1. 1. The auditory averaged evoked response (AER) was measured at the vertex in normal children and adults during the transition from wakefulness to sleep and throughout the night. 2. 2. The amplitude of wave N2 at sleep onset was compared to values obtained during subsequent non-REM sleep. 3. 3. The largest amplitude of wave N2 of the auditory AER occurred within 10 min of sleep onset regardless of state of consciousness. 4. 4. The influence of sleep onset per se on wave N2 amplitude was greater than the effect of stage of sleep.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-341
Number of pages7
JournalElectroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1967
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology


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